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The Theocrat AIs of East Lodge

“I will save this nation, even if it means breaking it.” Magna Beta

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific

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East Lodge

Population3.171 billion

CapitalCenter Lodge
LeaderMagna Beta
FaithOrder of Cinder

CurrencyChips
AnimalSpace Lizard

The Theocrat AIs of East Lodge is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Magna Beta with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, hard-working population of 3.171 billion East Lodgeans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Center Lodge. The average income tax rate is 45.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient East Lodgean economy, worth 379 trillion Chips a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 119,690 Chips, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Lip-readers are often left perplexed by political rallies, the government is hoping that medical aid will speak louder than human rights abuses, tourists call East Lodgean beach towns "the fine coastline", and police officers often head to work wearing onesies and fluffy pink bunny-slippers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Lodge's national animal is the Space Lizard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Order of Cinder.

East Lodge is ranked 51,833rd in the world and 1,984th in the South Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 1,824.36 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,425thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,035thTop
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Most Influential: 5,097thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,369thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,837thMost Inclusive: 10,153rdTop
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Largest Black Market: 11,051stMost Cultured: 11,460thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,318thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,521stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,965thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,260thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,493rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,354thMost Developed: 18,670thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,890thHighest Disposable Incomes: 19,717thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,717thMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,235th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 81st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 203rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 231st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 302nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 307th in the regionMost Cultured: 331st in the regionMost Inclusive: 347th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 393rd in the regionMost Average: 409th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 423rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 464th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 492nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 533rd in the regionMost Developed: 548th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 554th in the regionMost Influential: 556th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 560th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 587th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 630th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 640th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 669th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 704th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 714th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 718th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 727th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 731st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 750th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 754th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 760th in the region

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World Assembly

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